[mythtv-users] Customizing recording info
mythtv at guiplot.com
Wed Nov 18 15:45:30 UTC 2020
On 11/17/20 11:19 PM, Stephen Worthington wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Nov 2020 20:28:24 -0700, you wrote:
>> I am using the MythCenter theme, which I like except I want the brief
>> program info in the recordings listing to include original air date. This
>> is available in the detailed info (displayed with the "i" key), but I want
>> it shown in the basic listing.
>> Is it feasible to customize this? I saw the wiki page about customizing
>> themes but it applied to menus, not this granular of a change. If it is
>> feasible can anyone point me in the right direction?
> It looks like it should be possible. You would need to make a copy of
> the /usr/share/mythtv/themes/MythCentre-wide directory under:
> Then rename the theme. I call mine MythCenter-wide-JSW. So rename
> the directory, and then in its themeinfo.xml file, also change the
> <name> field. Then find where the recordings listings are done in the
> recordings-ui.xml file. If you search for filesize_str that is where
> that sort of data is displayed. Somewhere around there try adding a
> new field to display the original airdate. You may need to adjust the
> locations and widths of other fields to allow this. Look here:
> for the things you can put in recordings-ui.xml. There seem to be two
> options for what you want: originalairdate or shortoriginalairdate.
I use the Mythbuntu theme and it shows the original airdate (when it is
not the same as the recording date) in the info at the bottom when a
show in the list is selected. I presume it could be included in another
column in the list, itself, but I think that might get a bit crowded.
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